Meaningful Group Programs

Meaningful Group Programs for NDIS Psychosocial Participants and Allies

These are programs designed for mentally diverse people to support self-actualisation through innovative capacity building and social connection. 

Also, just to do something different and spend time with some interesting people.

Our focus in all sessions is to provide something meaningful for people to do, an opportunity to meet like-minded people and a comfortable environment in the real world.

Although they look and feel pretty casual, embedded in the sessions are opportunities for safe social practice, reflection, expression, relaxation and being a human (or whatever you identify as) instead of a client, consumer, patient, service user or any other label. 

We partner with local people, artists, businesses and other groups to create real experiences and connections that change the narrative from living with mental health to celebrating mental diversity. 

Now offering 6 different programs with more on the way….

Stay Tuned

Listen to tunes together

Thursdays weekly, 1230pm to 230pm

This group curates a YouTube song playlist of many flavours - from Lizzo to The Pixies and beyond. We play it on the big screen and big speakers while we sit on couches in a private bar setting. 

Limited to 10 people, Soft drinks and fries included.

Bleep and Twang

Make music make noise

Thursdays fortnightly, 230pm to 430pm

These sessions are an opportunity to learn and play with guitars, synthesizers, keyboards, drum machines, percussion, samplers and more..

Make noise, delicate little plink sounds, big cinematic orchestras, deep rumbly bass, trap beats, banging techno, weird vocal arrangements, sound healing journeys, actual music and whatever feels good. Perfect your solo, whack a drum, have a 2 hour jam session, finally write that song, actually learn guitar, start a band and go on tour… or just enjoy playing.

Bring an instrument if you have one or jam on ours. BYO headphones (we can use the speakers too).

Limited to 8 people of every skill level and music taste.

The Side Hustle

Make stuff to sell to make extra cash 

Explore making stuff to sell to supplement the DSP or Jobseeker income. Calling all crafty hands and crafty minds... Get your side hustle on! 

Limited to 10 people, some out-of-pocket costs for materials (less than $10 per session).

Social Justice League

Social action group

Is the state of the world driving you nuts? Let’s get together and change it. From government lobbying to guerilla planting, there's so many ways to channel your anger, feed your inner superhero and make a better world for us all.

This 6 week program is a social action group exploring grass-roots social change movements and facilitating you to create real change your way.

Limited to 10 people, runs consecutively in 6 week blocks

Fashion Smashin'

Op-shopping excursions and outfitting

For the fashion-conscious and those with an itch for some retail therapy, this group tours Melbourne's best op-shops for a monthly treasure hunt and outfitting party. Whether you like Prada or pyjamas, there’s treasure out there for you…

Limited to 10 people, party snacks and drinks included.


Interested in running a group or have ideas and want someone else to do it?

Seeking suitable (peer) people for co-facilitator and program developer roles for these and other sessions. Please contact us for a chat…


For The Side Hustle, Fashion Smashin’, Stay Tuned, Bleep and Twang - book in for one session at a time or more if you like it.

For the Social Justice League we request a minimum 6 week commitment (because it’s hard to make change when no one turns up…)


Sessions are in Ngár-go / Fitzroy, except Fashion Smashin’ which goes all over Naarm / Melbourne.


For the Support Coordinators and Plan Managers…

All programs are delivered under the line item:


Group Activities in the Community 1:5

$18.40 per person per hour

The Side Hustle, Social Justice League, Stay Tuned, Bleep and Twang

$46 per person per session

2.5hrs per person, includes non-face-to-face time for planning, set-up and pack-down.

Fashion Smashin’

$64.40 per person per session

3.5hrs per person,  includes non-face-to-face time for planning, set-up and pack-down.

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